December 10, 2012 by Danielle
Last night when I was looking for an after dinner snack, I decided to pour myself a portion of dark chocolate sea salt popcorn and paused when I poured it-was I actually eating a serving size? Well, you’ll find out later on in this post, but first I’ll drop a little knowledge on you.
The bowl of popcorn, the confusion around servings and portions and my food scale got me thinking “How well would I do with guesstimating food serving sizes?” I grabbed my handy dandy food scale to find out. Read on to find out how I did.
Ghirardelli Semisweet Chocolate Chips
- Serving size=15 grams
- 70 Calories
Womp, womp! I would normally grab nearly double the suggested serving size. That serving size looks so sad.
Red Wine (I used juice because we had no wine open-shocking, I know)
- Serving Size: 5 oz.
- 105 Calories
This one’s a doozy.
Somehow it’s not shocking that I nearly doubled the suggested serving size for the wine. I live in wine country-wine flows freely here.
Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Popcorn
- Serving Size=30 grams
- 130 Calories
Yes, I used the same image twice, but shockingly I was right on with this one. I’m pretty sure it was pure luck. Don’t worry I ate double the suggested serving size throughout the evening 🙂
So there you have it! Don’t worry, I don’t measure out everything I eat-that would drive both me and those around me crazy-but sometimes I do like to have an idea of what a serving is especially when it comes to desserts and items that I normally eat right out of the bag. If you’re on the go and want to get a good idea of how to pretty accurately gauge a serving, check out this post!
How well do you think you’d do with “guesstimating” serving sizes?